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Frenchtown School racial social media threat investigation continues

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FRENCHTOWN - The investigation into racial social media threats and photos that landed two students on suspension from Frenchtown School continues.

Frenchtown School officials were made aware of the threats that showed a high school aged boy sitting in a vehicle holding a rifle, with text including a racial epithet.

School officials contacted the school resource officer who is a deputy with the Missoula County Sheriff's Office, to aid the investigation. Upon review two students were suspended, one boy and one girl. 

Missoula County Sheriff Spokesperson Brenda Bassett says deputies are working closely with the Missoula County Attorney's Office to decide if charges will be filed.

Frenchtown School Superintendent Randy Cline issued the following statement in regards to the investigation, saying quote:

"The District became aware of racially derogatory and threatening social media posts made by two Frenchtown students over the weekend. Due to the threatening nature of the posts, the students have been removed from school while the District investigates this incident. The District will follow the law, its policies and its procedures when determining appropriate disciplinary action."

The Montana Human Rights Network has also been made aware of this incident, and the investigation is ongoing. 

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